and BiotaTec had a kick-off meeting of LIFE2017- ENV/ES000216 BiotaWEEE project on the 17th of July at the facilities of OTUA Group in Legutio, Spain.
The main objective of the project ” Bioleaching of WEEE wastes for the Recovery of Valuable Metals” is to recover valuable metals (mainly Cu, Ag and Au) from the non-metallic fraction of the Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) of different Waste Electric and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE) by the application of BiotaTec’s approach as novel more efficient 2-step bioleaching technology. This technology will allow obtaining metals as a secondary raw material from alternative sources and methane from organic compounds of the waste stream.
Consortia of the project consist of 2 partners – Reydesa Recycling and BiotaTec.The coordinator of the given project – Reydesa Recycling is a leader company in the recovery of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They offer a versatile service to manage a wide range of metallic waste, being specialized in the recovery of copper. Reydesa’s infrastructure allows the company to treat all types of the waste of diverse composition and origin.
In 70,000 m2 of facilities, Reydesa has technologically advanced productive means that allow managing a wide range of complex waste effectively. At the same time, the company treats and decontaminates WEEE and VFU. With the aim of offering great versatility when it comes to recycling complex solid waste, Reydesa has multiple and complementary treatment facilities.